Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Tacitus, Jun 18, 2011.
Michael Schumacher 'cannot walk', German court hears - BBC News
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As gethinceri stated they don't owe him and they have been hanging around for three years, which is more than enough support if you ask me.
You are an employer and one of your employees goes on holiday. They happen to like adrenaline sports (anything from bungee jumping to paragliding) and they have a life changing accident. They were only 40 and had a promising career path in your company; they are now incapable of carrying out any work for you.
Do you keep them on your payroll until they would have retired (27 years)?
Or do you wonder why they didn't have insurance / they're insurance isn't paying out?
I'm afraid this is business but Michael's accident wasn't. It would be different if he sustained the injury while employed racing for a team.
Schumacher is well off but that is irrelevant now despite the supposed quoted figures for his medical costs. For him and his family getting back to full recovery and being able to enjoy the remainder of his life is more important
The circumstances of Schumachers wealth would enable him to dive and swim in his money like Scrooge McDuck, therefore I can't see why the companies should continue supporting him.
How can a board justify supporting someone who is close to being a billionaire to their shareholders, customers and own employees, especially if the company starts laying the latter off because of business decisions. That would look good, wouldn't it?
Furthermore, the companies involved aren't involved in the welfare industry, what effect would supporting Schumacher have for their business?
There are many more people on this planet that could, in fact, benefit from the money invested in an incredibly rich comatose person.
There is no logical way to justify the support any longer.
There, fixed it for you.
Now that I would consider incredible bad taste! You don't go around using somebody's ill fortune to promote your own brand.
Fair point, but without looking into it, I bet Tag didn't bring that watch out until way more than a few years after Senna's death. The Schumacher brand is indeed in an awkward position – until a suitable period after his death (how uncouth to suggest such a thing!), or if he makes a miraculous recovery (not gonna happen).
I suspect he and his family want privacy more than support.
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